He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.@Revelation 20:2
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From Dante’s Inferno, Canto 17
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

James M. Kirk, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James M. Kirk (1854-1945)

I am watching for the coming
Of the glad millennial day,
When our blessèd Lord shall come and catch
His waiting bride away.
Oh! my heart is filled with rapture
as I labor, watch, and pray,
For our Lord is coming back to earth again.

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Oh, our Lord is coming back to earth again.
Yes, our Lord is coming back to earth again.
Satan will be bound a thousand years;
We’ll have no tempter then,
After Jesus shall come back to earth again.

Jesus’ coming back will be
The answer to earth’s sorrowing cry,
For the knowledge of the Lord
Shall fill the earth and sea and sky.
God shall take away all sickness
And the sufferer’s tears will dry,
When our Savior will come back to earth again.

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Yes, the ransomed of the Lord shall come
To Zion then with joy,
And in all His holy mountain
Nothing hurts or shall destroy.
Perfect peace shall reign in every heart,
And love without alloy,
After Jesus shall come back to earth again.

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Then the sin and sorrow, pain and death
Of this dark world shall cease,
In a glorious reign with Jesus
Of a thousand years of peace.
All the earth is groaning, crying
For that day of sweet release,
For our Jesus shall come back to earth again.

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